Title: Mistletoe and Mr. Right (Moose Springs, Alaska #2)
Author: Sarah Morgenthaler
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: October 6, 2020
How the moose (almost) stole Christmas.
Lana Montgomery is everything the quirky small town of Moose Springs, Alaska can’t stand: a rich socialite with dreams of changing things for the better. But Lana’s determined to prove that she belongs…even if it means trading her stilettos for snow boots and tracking one of the town’s hairiest Christmas mysteries: the Santa Moose, an antlered Grinch hell-bent on destroying every bit of holiday cheer (and tinsel) it can sink its teeth into.
And really…how hard could it be?
The last few years have been tough on Rick Harding, and it’s not getting any easier now that his dream girl’s back in town. When Lana accidentally tranquilizes him instead of the Santa Moose, it’s clear she needs help, fast…and this could be his chance to finally catch her eye. It’s an all-out Christmas war, but if they can nab that darn moose before it destroys the town, Rick and Lana might finally find a place where they both belong…together.
Lana Montgomery is the wealthy heiress who has purchased most of Moose Springs for her family’s property company. The residents don’t like her because she’s planning on developing the town and making it more of a tourist attraction. Rick Harding is one of the business owners and residents of the town. He helps Lana search for the mysterious Santa Moose who keeps destroying the town’s Christmas decorations. However, she ends up shooting Rick with a tranquilizer dart meant for the moose. From that moment on, Lana and Rick find what they’ve been looking for: romance.
I really liked the character development in this story. I haven’t read the first book so I wasn’t familiar with the characters, but I figured them out quickly. Lana was a fun character. She was used to living a fancy life with her family but she got used to life in the small town in Alaska quickly. She was eager to please the residents by catching the destructive moose. One part that I really liked described how Lana makes sure she always stands out in a room. If everyone is ordering wine, you should order champagne. If everyone has two inch heels, you should wear two and a half inch heels. This was a subtle way to demonstrate her upper class personality.
There were some funny and quirky animals in this story as well. The Santa Moose was running around town, destroying all of their festive decorations but no one could catch it. There was a scene where Rick and Lana ended up at a bed and breakfast that was full of taxidermy squirrels. That was definitely a funny scene, but it would be terrifying to live through!
This was a cute holiday story.
What to read next:
An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Other books in the series:
- The Tourist Attraction
Have you read Mistletoe and Mr. Right? What did you think of it?